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10th Annual Japan Festival This Weekend In Downtown Lexington

Japan-America Society of Kentucky

Downtown Lexington’s courthouse plaza will be transformed into a sea of Japanese culture, music, and food this Saturday as the city host’s the 10th annual Japan Festival. The event sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Kentucky is meant to celebrate the best of the Land of the Rising Sun.

"It's got food, it's got kids games, entertainment, Japanese beer, all of the aspects for all ages," explained Society President David Carpenter.

Carpenter says you can also test your athletic skills on a special American Ninja Warrior obstacle course and meet Lexington’s own Brandon Kelly, who’s competed four times on the popular TV show.  The free event runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. rain or shine.

A complete schedule is available here.

Bitten by the radio bug as a teenager, Alan Lytle got his start start more than 30 years ago volunteering in Clermont County, Ohio for WOBO-FM. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Broadcasting from the University of Cincinnati and worked at a variety of radio stations in the Cincinnati market, then made the move to Lexington in the mid-1990s.